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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 5, the 157th day of 2004 with 209 to follow.
By United Press International

CDs of American Jewish music released

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A $17 million project to preserve sacred and secular works of American Jewish music for the 350th anniversary of the first Jewish immigration to this country ha
BY FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Russia's Kirov Opera assays Rimsky's 'Kite

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Russia's Kirov Opera is giving Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh" its American premiere as part of the current Lincoln Cente
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 17, the 168th day of 2003 with 197 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 5, the 156th day of 2003 with 209 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Paul Motian was born this day in 1931 in Philadelphia and raised in Providence, R.I. He became a groundbreaking drummer as a member of the Bill Evans trio in the early 1960s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Chris Connor was born this day in 1927 in Kansas City. Her professional career began with the Claude Thornhill band, but it was with the Stan Kenton Orchestra that her husky voice and emotional intensity began winning her a loyal army of fans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Review: Avedon's photos assail the eye

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Viewing world-famous photographer Richard Avedon's non-fashion photographs of people from all walks of life stripped bare of pretense is an unsettling experience.
FREDERICK M. WINSHHIP

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Jazz trombonist and guitarist Eddie Durham was born this day in 1906 in San Marcos, Texas. He played with Walter Page's Blue Devils, Benny Moten's Band, Jimmy Lunceford and Count Basie.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The almanac

Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2002 with 197 to follow.
By United Press International

The almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 5, the 156th day of 2002 with 209 to follow.
By United Press International

Artist Richter's fame exceeds his talent

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- The large retrospective exhibition covering 40 years of work by Gerhard Richter at the Museum of Modern Art proves that this German painter's reputation as one
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 25. Drummer Paul Motian was born this day in 1931 in Philadelphia and raised in Providence, R.I. He became a groundbreaking drummer as a member of the Bill Evans trio in the early 1960s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

NYC ballet is world's most creative

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The New York City Ballet's winter season at Lincoln Center proves that the company is still the most creative ballet company in the world, presenting more new c
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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Igor Stravinsky
The cast and crew of the film "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky", including actress Elena Morozova, actor Mads Mikkelsen, actress Anna Mouglalis and director Jan Kounen, arrive at the top of the red steps of the Palais des Festivals before the premiere of their film during the closing ceremony of the 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 24, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, transliterated: Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij; Russian pronunciation: ); 17 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian-born, naturalized French, later naturalized American composer, pianist, and conductor.

He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music. He was a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian who was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the century. He became a naturalized French citizen in 1934 and a naturalized US citizen in 1945. In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he also achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the premieres of his works.

Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev and performed by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (Russian Ballets): The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911/1947), and The Rite of Spring (1913). The Rite, whose premiere provoked a riot, transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure, and was largely responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary, pushing the boundaries of musical design.

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